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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Equitable Compensation Application for July-December 2019 available

    March 12, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    The Commission on Equitable Compensation has issued guidelines and application forms for salary grants to local churches for the period July 1 to December 31, 2019. Salary grants are available only to churches with a pastor under full time appointment. 

    To apply for salary assistance from the Equitable Compensation Fund, applicants should review the policies and procedures in the application document for guidance, and then complete the application according to the directions provided by the MARCH 29, 2019 deadline.

    Please note the following documents must be submitted with your application to be considered complete:

    • For churches that have already received an Equitable Compensation Grant: Renewal Application for CEC Grant only to be used by Churches currently receiving an Equitable Compensation Grant that wish to renew their grant for the July to December 2019 time period.
    • For churches that have not previously received an Equitable Compensation Grant: Application for CEC Grant for July to December 2019 time period.
    • Copy of the Clergy Compensation Form for all churches the UNY clergy person currently serves.
    • Copy of church’s most recent budget (if serving more than one church, include budgets from all).
    • Ezra Church Summary 6-Part Graphic Report.

    Attach the appropriate application, along with the above documents, to an email or print them to mail to your District Superintendent for receipt by MARCH 29, 2019.

    NOTE: The application is set up as a template. To add text, tab through the document to each box and start typing. Once completed, save the document to your computer as “[your church name] July 2019.”  The Commission anticipates notifying churches of its determination by late May.

    Click the link below for the appropriate application. Once the application is open, download, and save it to your computer in order to fill it out electronically.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."